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Deconstructed Report of PG 5

Today we want to share the deconstruct  report of PG 5 with you.

PG 5 EP

Splitting the left shoe from middle

The section of left shoe, the insole uses full-length AIR STROBEL cushion.

Separating the vamp with insole.

The lining is comfortable.

The built-in counter and synthetic leather on the shoe heel improve the supporting performance.

The yellow shoe-pad is printed with PG logo

We can see the air cushion pattern clearly from the insole fabric.

The Air Strobel cushion above the insole

The length of EUR42.5 Air Strobel cushion is about 279mm

The width of EUR42.5 Air Strobel cushion on forefoot sole is about 90.62mm

The thickness of EUR42.5 Air Strobel cushion is about 7.29mm

The X type TPU arch supporting plate is between the air cushion and insole, it covers the whole arch.

The length of EUR42.5 arch supporting plate is about 70.94mm.

The width of  EUR42.5 arch supporting plate is about 62.85mm.

The thinnest part of EUR42.5 arch supporting plate is about 2.26mm thick.

The X TPU arch supporting plate and the triangle TPU on the outboard of insole can reduce the deformation.

It has a piece of soft TPU on the shoe heel, it can protect the air cushion.

The integrated rubber outsole

The thickness of EUR42.5 rubber outsole is about 3.47mm.

The point of strength height of EUR42.5 forefoot sole is about 16.74mm.

The point of strength height of EUR42.5 shoe heel is about 21.96mm. The drop height is 5.22mm.

PG5 VS PG 4

PG 5

PG 4

From the side section,PG 5(left)and PG 4(right) use the same AIR STROBEL cushion.

PG 5 (L): the arch of shoe heel is more flat, and the height is also increased.

PG 4 (R): the arch of shoe heel tilt inward obviously.

For the same size EUR42.5, the width of  PG5 (L) AIR STROBEL cushion is wider than PG 4 (R).

The X TUP arch supporting plate of PG 5 (L) can cover the whole arch, and it has independent TPU on the outboard of insole.

PG 4 (R) only has a piece of arch supporting plate.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 PG 4 is about 391.4g.

The unite weight of EUR42.5 PG 5 is about 349g, it reduces about 42g.

Deconstructed Report of PG 5

Vamp: The stiff mesh fabric has good supporting performance. The shoe tree is wider. The fitness is excellent. The lengthen pull-tab of shoe heel is convenient for putting on and taking off the shoes.

Insole: The AIR STROBEL cushion brings excellent feedback. The big TPU supporting plate improves the stability of insole.

Overall: PG 5 still uses the AIR STROBEL cushion as the insole technology. By adjusting the material of vamp and insole, the fitness, stability and comfort level have been improved. But the appearance is not attractive.

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Kyrie 7 Performance Review

We have deconstructed the Kyrie 7 and share the technical information of Kyrie 7. Today, we want to share the performance review of Kyrie 7 with you.

Suited Court: indoor court or outdoor plastic court

Suited Players: The defenders whose weight below 85kg.

Suited Foot type: normal size, if your instep is high, it’s better to have a try before purchasing.

Vamp

Will the lighter vamp effect the strength? The answer is not.

Comparing with Kyrie 6, Kyrie 7 don’t use the leather and Velcro. But the 3 layers of composite vamp can offer good supporting performance. We can feel the tenacity of vamp when making lateral movement.

It can satisfy the request of Kyrie.

Meanwhile, the green stiff material is link of insole and outsole. It increases the supporting performance of vamp.

It’s surprised the design of dynamic shoelaces. After fastening the shoelaces, it will fix the forefoot well.

Insole

Although it still uses the same Air Zoom Turbo and full-length Phylon, but it still has big difference with Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6.

The feedback of air cushion is more obvious. I can feel the feedback of air cushion obviously when putting on Kyrie 7. It doesn’t need time to break-in.

The more important part is the low center of gravity.

It not only has excellent feedback and it reduces the center of gravity.

The rear sole still uses Phylon. It’s not stiff. The cushion performance is enough for me. But it’s better not choose it if your weight is over 85kg.

Outsole

Many guys doubt the abrasive resistance of Kyrie 7.

I can’t offer the exact judgement for the abrasive resistance of Kyrie 7 now. As I only play 5 basketball games till now. I haven’t found the abrasion on the outsole. And the depth of outsole is thick.

The traction performance of Kyrie 7 is reliable. It can grip the ground well.

Integrality

The anti-rollover performance of Kyrie 7 is improved. As it has low center of gravity, the forefoot sole doesn’t have anti-rollover design. But it’s more stable than Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6. It can satisfy the multi-directional traction performance.

The rear outsole is wider.

Kyrie 7 don’t have built-in arch supporting plate, the internal support is not good enough. If it has a extending stiff material from the arch part like Kyrie Low 2, the anti-torsion performance will be better. If you want to play high-strength basketball games, it’s better to put an arch supporting shoe-pad in it.

Score

Fitness of vamp: 9

Supporting performance of vamp: 8.5

Feedback of forefoot sole: 8.5

Cushion performance of rear sole: 7

Anti-torsion performance: 6

Anti-rollover performance: 8

Traction performance: 9.5

Overall Protection: 8.5

Overall supporting performance: 8.5

Overall stability: 8.5

Overall scores: 82

Overall, comparing with Kyrie 6, Kyrie 7 is a pair of shoes which is lighter, has lower center of gravity, better cushion performance and better stability, but the ani-torsion performance is reduced.

For defenders, Kyrie 7 maybe not the best choice of basketball shoes, but it’s still worthy for you to consider it.

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Deconstructed Report of KYRIE 7 EP

We have described the appearance details of Kyrie 7. It has made a big change on the appearance. So what about its technical configuration? Let’s have a look at it today.

KYRIE 7 EP

Splitting the left shoe from middle

We can see the internal structure from the side section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The vamp is covered with nylon reinforced mesh fabric. The durability is good.

The reverse side of vamp

The leather and counter improve the stability and supporting performance of shoe heel

The extended shoe heel is filled with extra foam padding.

The shoe-pad is printed with the technical information of Kyrie 7: ZOOM TURBO, COMPOSITE TEXTILE and COMPUTATIONAL TRACTION.

The surface of insole fabric is EVA.

The reverse side of insole fabric is non-woven which is printed with the information of KYRIE 7.

The ZOOM TURBO air cushion covers the whole forefoot insole.

The ZOOM TURBO air cushion is covered with dents which improve the multi-directional flexibility.

The length of EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO air cushion is about 113.88mm.

The width of EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO air cushion is about 83.95mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO air cushion IS ABOUT 8.09mm.

The rear insole is printed with the product information.

The outboard of forefoot sole is shark model. It improves the lateral support.

The blue TPU covers the outside of forefoot sole. It improves the stability.

The outsole of Kyrie 7 is XDR rubber, the pattern is big and deep.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot insole and outsole is about 16.93mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 rear insole and outsole is about 21.87mm. The drop height is 4.94mm.

The parts of Kyrie 7

The insole structure of KYRIE 5 VS KYRIE 6 VS KYRIE 7

Kyrie 5

Kyrie 6

Kyrie 7

The position of air cushion is almost the same. The difference is the upwarping range.

The drop difference of KYRIE 7 is 4.94mm. It’s 2.54mm higher than KYRIE 6.

The drop difference of KYRIE 6 is only 2.4mm. It’s too flat.

Kyrie 5, Kyrie 6, Kyrie 7 uses the same ZOOM TURBO air cushion.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 7 IS ABOUT 269.9g. The unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 6 is 421.3g. It reduces 51.4g.

The weight of KYRIE 7 vamp is about 120.6g, the weight of KYRIE 6 vamp is about 161.2g. The vamp is lighter about 40.6g. The design structure and material of vamp is the main factors of reducing weight.

Deconstructed Report
Vamp: Kyrie 7 uses knitted vamp and is covered with nylon reinforcing mesh. It has hot-melting belt to improve the overall supporting performance. The stability is good. The height of vamp is reduced, it improves the fitness. If your foot is wide and instep is high, it needs times to break-in.

Insole: Kyrie 7 uses the ZOOM TURBO air cushion of Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6. The feedback and flexibility are undoubtedly.

Overall: The shape of KRYIE 7 is more succinct, it can reduce the weight. The ZOOM Turbo air cushion is used from KYRIE 5 to KYRIE 7. It can prove that ZOOM TURBO air cushion is suitable to the playing way of KYRIE.

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Unboxing and Closed Look:KYRIE 7

The Kyrie series basketball shoes are the top three NIKE basketball shoes. It has several colorways and it’s comfortable. The price is also competitive.

KYRIE 7 EP

The shoebox design is concise, it’s printed with Kyrie’s logo.

The tag on the side of shoebox

It has the designing drafts inside.

The vamp is knit and covered with nylon reinforcing mesh, and it has the hot-melting stripes to improve the supporting performance.

The knitted vamp is covered with nylon reinforcing mesh, and it has hot melting tape to improve the overall supporting performance.

It cancels the Velcro and uses 4 pieces of plastic buckles to cover the vamp.

The unique shoe lacing holes and Kyrie logo is special.

It has Swoosh logo on the side of vamp. The mesh fabric footwear upper reduce the weight.

It’s said that the eye color on the shoe heel is different if the colorway is different.

The shoe heel insole uses groove design, it will deform when stressing to improve the comfort level.

HIS LEGACY IS GOING TO LIVE ON FOREVER is in honour of Kobe Bryant. It’s to continue the Mamba spirit.

The integrated outsole has a big Kyrie logo on the arch position.

The left shoe head is ELIZABETH, the name of Kyrie’s mother.

The right shoe head is AZURIE, the name of Kyrie’s daughter.

It has 7 shark teeth shape on the forefoot sole. It means Kyrie 7.

ZOOM TURBO is the cushion technology of Kyrie 7.

The new knife shape pattern is big and deep. It’s easy to get stuck the small stones.

The inner side of outsole has upturning design.

It has Kyrie mark on the shoe heel.

XDR rubber

The shoe-pad is printed with ARTICULATED ZOOM multidirectional separated ZOOM, which is also used in Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6.

The composite textile vamp

The computational traction pattern has good traction performance.

It’s better not to take off the shoe-pad, as the glue is strong.

The length of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is 274mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot shoe-pad is 95.05mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 4.9mm.

The EVA insole fabric

Kyrie 7 VS Kyrie 6

Kyrie 7

Kyrie 6

Kyrie 7 uses multi-layer composite vamp. The inner side of outsole has upturning design to improve the supporting performance and protection. The structure is succinct.

Kyrie 7 cancel the lace up, it uses several pieces of TPU to reinforce the vamp.

The outside TPU of Kyrie 7 forefoot vamp cooperate with the rubber outsole to improve the lateral supporting performance.

Kyrie 7 uses mesh fabric and leather on the upper and shoe heel.

The height of Kyrie 7 is increased.

The outsole pattern of Kyrie 7 is big and rough.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 7 is 369.9g, and the unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 6 is 421.3g. It’s lighter about 12%.

Overall

The appearance of Kyrie 7 is more succinct. It doesn’t have complicated design. It keeps some previous design, but also has obvious change.

The pull-tab of shoe heel is useful. It’s convenient to put on and take off. The fitness and stability is good. The shoe upper uses textile material, it’s a little soft.

We can feel the resilience of forefoot ZOOM Air cushion. It reduces the center of gravity. We will test it to see the actual performance.

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Disassembling Harden Vol.4

Harden Vol.4 doesn’t use the Boost cushion insole as previous Harden Vol. Series shoes. It uses the same Light Strike cushion material as Adidas Next Level.

Harden Vol.4

The shoe head uses chamois leather. The main material of vamp is mesh fabric.

The vamp run through the elastic nylon tape to increase the fitness.

The inner padding of shoe heel is printed with ‘HASSAYAMPA 106 STREET’, it  is said that it’s the address of barber shop which Harden use to go to.

The leather shoe heel increase the supporting performance. The shoe heel is surrounded with TPU which has Harden logo.

The TPU is printed with ‘DESIGNED WITH JAMES HARDEN’ which means Harden has participated the design of Harden Vol. 4.

The outsole uses the separated idea, the pattern is transformative grid pattern.
The outsole is embossed with 0001.9.59.11.12 which is the birthday of Harden’s mother.

The unit weight of size EUR42.5 is about 395g.

Splitting the left shoe from middle

We can see the specific inner structure from the side section. It uses the full-length LightStrike cushion material with TPU stabilizing plate.

Separating the vamp and insole

The knitted padding fit the foot, it’s comfortable.

The shoe heel is filled with thick foam. It has built-in counter and surrounding TPU. The stability of shoe heel is good.

The blue shoe-pad and shoe heel are printed with Harden logo.

The surface layer of insole fabric uses foam material.

The bottom layers uses non-woven fabrics.

In recent years, the Adidas basketball shoes use soft foam material as insole cushion material to make it softer, so it needs to use big stabilizing plate to reinforce the insole to prevent the deformation of insole.

The stabilizing plate covers the full feet.

The stabilizing plate is printed with SS19 BASKETBALL_N3XTL3V3L, which is used in N3XT L3V3L.

It has 3 raised lines on the reverse side of stabilizing plate.

The length of EUR42.5 stabilizing plate is about 208mm.

The width of EUR42.5 stabilizing plate is about 85.45mm.

The width of EUR42.5 shoe heel stabilizing plate is about 57.47mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 stabilizing plate is about 3.84mm.

The LightStrike cushion material is mainly to absorb the energy and feedback.

The metal material Harden logo

The shoe heel is surrounded with TPU to reinforce the insole.

The thrust height of forefoot sole is 13.94mm.

The thrust height of rear sole is 22.33mm, the drop height of keel is about 8.39mm.

The assembly units of Harden Vol. 4

Disassembling Report

Vamp: It’s made of mesh fabric with chamois leather. It has good stability and air permeability. The separated shoe tongue is convenient for putting one and taking off. The elastic nylon belt on the instep increase the fitness.

Insole: It uses LightStrike cushion material. The cushion performance is obvious. The insole can satisfy the request of defenders.

Overall: In recent years, the Adidas basketball shoes use soft foam material as insole cushion material to make it softer, so it needs to use big stabilizing plate to reinforce the insole to prevent the deformation of insole. It’s warm welcomed by the shoe fans. But the soft foam materials can’t adapt to long-term request of cushion performance and supporting performance of basketball shoes.

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Nike LeBron 18 Performance Review

Today, we want to talk about the performance of Nike LeBron 18.

As the champion’s sneaker, LeBron 18 get more attention and expectation. What’s its variation? Below is my comments:

  1. It’s the best LeBron series shoes in recent 4 years.
  2. It’s a pair of nice shoes, but also a pair of worse shoes.
  3. It’s still unsuitable to most of people.

Comprehensive Assessment:

Suited court: indoor court

Suited People: the frontline, inside lane, and the players whose weight is over 80kg and has strong ankle strength.

Suited foot type: normal size, it’s unsuitable for flatfoot

Insole

The insole of LeBron 18 is more suitable to most of people than LeBron 15, 16 and 17. The full-length Zoom Air has excellent feedback, it’s similar to the full-length air cushion of KD12.

If you are heavy weight, you can feel the feedback of rear sole Max air cushion obviously.

So the insole of LeBron 18 is suitable to most of people.

The feedback of forefoot air cushion is excellent. And the grooving design on the outside of forefoot sole is convenient for exerting force when starting.

The air cushion performance of rear sole is undoubtedly. The cushion performance of LeBron series basketball shoes is great.

But the insole of LeBron 18 is unsuitable to the flatfoot. It will be very hurt.

Outsole:

The disadvantage of LeBron 18 is the outsole.

The outsole of LeBron 18 has good traction performance. But the abrasive resistance is worse. After playing a few basketball games, it has the obvious abrasion on the outsole of LeBron 18. It’s unsuitable to wear LeBron 18 to play basketball games on outdoor court.

But the biggest disadvantage of LeBron 18 is the anti-rollover and stability.

The center of gravity is low comparing with other LeBron series basketball shoes. But it’s still high comparing with most of shoes.

The outsole of LeBron 18 doesn’t have the anti-rollover design. The outsole can’t cover the vamp. It can’t guarantee the security. If you don’t have strong ankle strength, it will be easy to sprain the ankle.

But the anti-rollover performance of LeBron 18 is better than LeBron 15 and LeBron 17.

Vamp

The new updated KnitPosite 2.0 improves the supporting performance comparing with LeBron 17.

But it needs to fasten the shoelaces tightly.

The vamp of LeBron 18 has good ductility and supporting performance.

If the vamp has good ductility, the strength won’t be good enough. And if it has good supporting performance, it doesn’t have big moving space.

We can see the obvious deformation of vamp when moving.

As the outsole can’t offer security, the ductility of vamp will be a potential risk.

The size and shoe tree of LeBron 18 is normal. The fitness is good.

The problem of the fitness is the stiff shoe tongue.

Integrality:

The anti-torsion performance of LeBron 18 is good. The insole of LeBron 18 is stiff, but if you are heavy enough, the feedback will be good.

LeBron 18 is also too heavy, the unit weight is 500g. After running a long distance, it will expedite your energy loss.

Rating:

Fitness: 8.5 scores

Supporting Performance of vamp: 9 scores

Feedback of forefoot sole: 9 scores

Cushion performance of rear sole: 10 scores

Anti-torsion Performance: 10 scores

Anti-rollover Performance: 6 scores

Traction Performance: 9 scores

Protection: 7 scores

Overall Supporting Performance: 7.5 scores

Overall Stability: 7.5 scores

Overall Rating: 83.5 scores

LeBron 18 is a pair of nice shoes, it uses good configuration, but it’s un-suitable for most of people. It’s designed for LeBron, it’s a pair of Champion’s basketball shoes, so it’s only suitable to LeBron, not normal people.

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Air Jordan 35 Performance Review

Today, we want to talk about the performance of Air Jordan 35 which are expected by many people for a long time.

Suited court: indoor court

Suited players: the frontline whose weight is above 70kg.

Suited foot type: it’s suitable for the players whose foot is wide and high instep. If your foot is thin, it’s better to have a try before purchasing.

After releasing, the appearance of Air Jordan 35 is controversial.

I think that AJ35 is similar to AJ33, but it doesn’t suitable for most of people.

Vamp:

The raised part of shoe heel is very stiff, the shoe heel is hurt when moving and turning.

It’s really hurt during the breaking-in period. After wearing it about half month, the shoe heel part becomes softer. It’s better to wear terry socks.

The shoe tree is also a little wide, if your foot is think, it will be a little empty.

The fitness of other parts are good and comfortable.  The Flightwire technology offers excellent fitness.

I’m also satisfied at the supporting performance. The two pieces of chamois leather on the vamp offer good supporting performance.

The strength of AJ35 is great, it’s not a problem to play high strength basketball games.

Insole:

It has a big piece of ZOOM Air on the forefoot sole. We can see the area, shape and thickness of the zoom air cushion from the disassembled drawing.

The cushion performance is not obvious in the beginning, especially for the players whose weight is not heavy. And the shoe-pad is stiff.

After breaking-in, the cushion performance is obvious. But I think that the feedback of the cushion is not obvious, it’s soft, but the elasticity is not good enough.

If your weight is heavy enough, you will have the excellent experience of the cushion performance.

The cushion performance of rear sole is great. The U shaped Zoom Air cushion performance is excellent for the heavy weight players.

Outsole:

The outsole of AJ35 is the normal herringbone pattern.

The crystal pattern has great traction performance. But it’s easy to absorb dust. It needs to clean the outsole frequently.

The abrasive resistance of AJ35 is good, but it’s better not to use it on the outdoor court. Afterall, it’s crystal outsole.

Integrity:

The Eclipse Plate insole reduces the overall weight of AJ35. The overall strength of AJ35 is also excellent.

The anti-torsion performance of AJ35 is great, I feel safe when playing high-strength basketball games.

But it needs time to break-in the Eclipse Plate raised insole. If your foot is flat type, it’s better not to purchase it.

We can see the obvious slope between the vamp and outsole, with the built-in air cushion, the center of gravity is low, so the anti-torsion performance is good. But the extending part of outsole is not obvious, if it’s wider, the anti-rollover performance will be more excellent.

Comments:

Fitness of vamp: 8 scores

Supporting Performance: 10 scores

Feedback of forefoot cushion: 8.5 scores

Cushion performance of rear sole: 10 scores

Anti-torsion Performance:  10 scores

Anti-rollover Performance: 8 scores

Traction Performance:  9 scores

Overall Protection:  10 scores

Supporting Performance:  10 scores

Stability:  10 scores

Overall:  93.5 scores

The overall performance of AJ35 is better than AJ34. But it also has some disadvantages, many guys can’t adapt the Eclipse Plate and the shoe heel.

So should we expect AJ35 SE?

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Nike Zoom Freak 2 Performance Review

Today we want to talk about the performance of Nike Zoom Freak 2 which is popular in 2020.

The forefoot sole of Nike Zoom Freak 2 uses ZOOM Air Cushion and TPU stabilizing plate in the part of arch.

But it doesn’t have the air cushion design on the rear sole.

It doesn’t use the double ZOOM Air cushion as previous series.

For the insole configuration, Nike Zoom Freak 2 is totally different with Nike Zoom Freak 1.

It keeps the inverse Swoosh logo design.

The colorway of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is named as Naija.

The big Swoosh logo on the side of Nike Zoom Freak 2.

The insole is white, and the outsole is black.

The vamp covers with green decorative design, like the botany leaves. The design inspiration of this colorway comes from the uniform colorway of Nigeria football team.

The appearance and insole configuration of Nike Zoom Freak 2 close to PG1. The design of Nike Zoom Freak 2 and PG1 have many similar parts.

Nike Zoom Freak 2 doesn’t have the inner sleeve design. The shoe tongue is separate.  It’s suitable for different height of instep.

It’s a pity that it doesn’t have inner sleeve design.

Nike Zoom Freak 2 uses knitted vamp. It doesn’t have reinforcement on the forefoot vamp. Only the big Swoosh logo is the reinforcement of vamp.

The black pull-tab on the shoe heel extends to the big Swoosh logo, and it also has padding on the lining of shoe heel. It improves the comfort level.

The Nike Zoom Freak 2 uses 2 pieces of outsole. The forefoot sole is water wave pattern, and the rear sole is special design signature and chirography pattern.

The rear outsole has the name of Giannis’s father Charles, his mother Veronica, his brothers Francis,Thanasis, Alexis and Kostas, and his name Giannis.

Cushion Performance: 80 scores

Nike Zoom Freak 2 uses fanshaped ZOOM Air cushion on forefoot sole, so the cushion performance of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is similar to PG1.

But the difference is, the tenacity of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is more elastic than PG1.

Comparing with other series basketball shoes, with the thick foam, the rear sole of Nike Zoom Freak 2 has some cushion performance. It’s unexpected.

Fitness: 78 scores

The Nike Zoom Freak 2 doesn’t have inner sleeve design. The knitted vamp has some protection to the foot. Comparing with Nike Zoom Freak 1, the knitted vamp of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is thicker, so the fitness if better.

But the shoe tongue is not thick, and it doesn’t have the inner sleeve, the fitness of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is not good comparing with other signature basketball shoes.

Anti-torsion performance: 80 scores

The TPU design on arch with the black part design bring the excellent anti-torsion performance.

Traction Performance: 85 scores

The traction performance of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is great. The forefoot sole is water wave pattern and the rear sole is intensive pattern. It can grip the ground well.

Weight: 78 scores

Although Nike Zoom Freak 2 is a pair of low type basketball shoes. But its weight is a little heavy comparing with other low type basketball shoes.

But the center of gravity is good. It’s not too heavy.

Overall, the anti-torsion performance and traction performance of Nike Zoom Freak 2 is excellent. The insole configuration is also upgraded. The size is a little bigger than normal size, we suggest you to have a try on physical store before purchasing it on line.

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Nike KYBRID S2 Performance Review

Many guys are expecting the performance of Nike KYBRID S2 EP. Today we will share our performance review with you.

Comprehensive Assessment

Suited Court: Indoor and outdoor court

Suited Players: The defenders whose weight is over 85kg

Suited Foot type: the shoe tree is narrow. If you have wide foot, it’s better to choose half size bigger than normal size. It’s better not choose it if you have high instep.

Abrasive Resistance: High

Air Permeability: Low

Cost Performance: Medium

Comfort Level: Low

The actual performance of Nike KYBRID S2 EP is good. I would like to talk about its disadvantages. Firstly, the shoe tree is quite narrow, especially the shoe head. My foot is not wide type, but it’s tight for me.

Moreover, it’s hard to put on and take off.

The second disadvantage is its traction performance. The same as KYRIE4, the outsole of Nike KYBRID S2 EP is stiff and thick, and it’s easy to absorb the dust. So the traction performance is not good on indoor court.

The cushion performance is not bad, it uses full-length cushion and U shaped Zoom air cushion on rear sole. With such configuration, the cushion performance of Nike KYBRID S2 EP should be better than Kyrie 5, Kyrie 6 & Kyrie 7, but it’s not.

The cushion performance of rear sole is not good. And the cushion performance is easy to decline. But its cushion performance is enough for the defenders whose weight is not heavy.

So why is it called as the best Kyrie basketball shoes? Why does it get good reputation?

As the separated parts’ performance and the overall performance is great.

Due to the Dionaea muscipula design, the fitness of Nike KYBRID S2 EP is great.

And you can adjust the shoelaces to fit your foot. If you like the tight fitness, Nike KYBRID S2 EP is suitable to you.

For shoe heel, the fitness of Nike KYBRID S2 EP is better than KYRIE6. And it uses the same outsole design as KYRIE4.

The supporting performance of Nike KYBRID S2 EP is perfect. Although the material of vamp is not special, but the actual supporting performance is excellent.

Both sides of Nike KYBRID S2 EP insole has upturning design. It increases the strength.

For insole, the cushion is softer than Phylon. But it’s stiff in the beginning, it needs time to break-in.

The outsole of Nike KYBRID S2 EP is suitable for outdoor court.

Comparing with Kyrie series basketball shoes, what’s its advantages? That is, stability, supporting performance and security.

The anti-torsion performance of KYBRID S2 is also great. It has built-in supporting plate as KYRIE4. The stability is better than Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6.

Overall, both of the performance and appearance of KYBRID S2 is the best of Kyrie series shoes.

Comments:

Fitness: 9 scores

Supporting Performance: 9 scores

Feedback of forefoot sole:7 scores

Cushion Performance of rear sole: 8 scores

Anti-torsion Performance: 9 scores

Anti-rollover Performance: 9 scores

Traction Performance: 8.5 scores

Protection: 9 scores

Stability: 8.5 scores

Overall Performance: 86 scores

The overall performance of KYBRID S2 is great, but it’s not suitable for most of people, as the shoe tree is a little narrow. Comparing with Kyrie 7, I prefer to Kyrie 7.

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Closed Look and Unboxing: Nike PG 5 EP

The released date of 5th Paul George signature shoes PG 5 is 8th, Jan. 2021. We have got it in advance. Let’s have a look at it.

PG 5 EP

The PG logo on the front of shoebox

PAUL GEORGE 5 on the side of shoebox

The shoe tag on the side of shoebox

The vamp is made of thick knit, and it’s embroidered with Swoosh logo and PG logo.

The forefoot vamp is made of synthetic leather.

The shoelaces

The shoe tongue is printed with PG logo.

The shoe heel is high. The thick foam fits the heel tendon well.

The shoe heel uses synthetic leather.

The insole of PG 5 is similar to PG 4, but it also has some difference.

Both sides of insole has upturning design.

The shoe head is also embossed with PG’s signature.

The lateral outsole of forefoot extends outward.

The outward of arch part has a piece of yellow TPU which is printed with NIKE AIR.

The inner side of forefoot outsole also has upturning design.

The upturning shoe heel outsole is printed with number 13 which is the uniform number of PG.

This design is for extruding the PG 5 series basketball shoes.

The rubber outsole is integrated type, It has the hollow-out design on the arch and rear sole part. It exposes the arch stabilizing plate and air cushion of rear sole. Except the hollow-out design, the outsole pattern of PG 5 is almost the same as KOBE 9.

The outsole pattern of KOBE 9

The forefoot sole is similar to the pattern of human sole. The water ripple improves the traction performance.

The arch stabilizing plate is printed with PG, it’s exposing.

We can see the AIR STROBEL cushion on the hollow-out rear sole.

It uses XDR outsole which suits for kinds of courts.

The shoe-pad is yellow.

The length of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is 275mm.

The width of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is 93.27mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is 7.06mm.

We can touch the AIR STROBEL cushion under the insole fabric.

We can see the two hollow-out design.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 shoes is about 349g.

Overall

The side of PG 5 is normal size. The shoe tree is suitable for most of people. The fitness is good. The stiff mesh fabric has good supporting and protecting performance. The high shoe heel is comfortable. The insole is soft, it has good resilience. The shoe-pad is about 7mm. For more details of the inner structure, please keep an eye on our website.